Brockton Lane Joint Powers Agreement Approved by Maple Grove City Council
Jul 20, 2018 06:35AM
● By Wendy Erlien
Proposed Rush Creek Common development near Brockton Lane. (graphic provided by city of Maple Grove).
Seven years after the realignment of Bass Lake Road (County Road 10), the city of Maple Grove approved entering into a joint powers agreement with neighboring Corcoran in relation to the Brockton Lane Area at its June 18 meeting.
During the realignment of Bass Lake Road and the County Road 101 intersection in 2011, an “existing remnant piece of Brockton Lane south of Bass Lake Road” became a local street, according to a memo provided to the Maple Grove City Council.
“Currently, the existing street is a two-lane rural roadway with limited access and usage, maintained jointly by both the City of Maple Grove and the City of Corcoran,” city staff stated in the memo. “Recent approval of the Rush Creek Commons development in Maple Grove has created the need to improve existing Brockton Lane south of Bass Lake Road.”
Rush Creek Commons is a proposed development of 82 attached townhomes near County Road 101 and Bass Lake Road. At the May 7 Maple Grove City Council meeting, the council approved the Rush Creek Commons street and utility project and held a public meeting May 21.
“In addition, pending developments north of Bass Lake Road in both cities will require construction of Brockton Lane in order to provide access,” city staff said in the memo. “Last, the center line of both South Brockton Lane and future North Brockton Lane is not the same as the corporate boundary between the cities, leaving ownership and maintenance responsibilities for both roadways ambiguous.”
The agreement, approved at the June 18 Maple Grove City Council meeting, outlines shared and split construction and maintenance responsibilities between the two cities. One of several items in the agreement includes Maple Grove constructing a portion of South Brockton Lane “as part of the rush Creek Commons development. Three existing access points to the Lions Park in Corcoran will be re-established, and future access for future development of that parcel will be coordinated between the two cities.”